Dermal Fillers for Under the Eyes

One of the biggest problem spots people wish they could fix is the area under the eyes. You may have bags under the eyes that leave you looking less youthful, or perhaps there are some dark rings around your eyes that make you appear drowsy or fatigued. You’ll be happy to know that our Staten Island plastic surgeon has plenty of ways to improve the appearance of these issues. Even better,  is that the remedies we will discuss are non-surgical, meaning that there is no downtime involved with these treatments.

It should be noted that if you develop bags under your eyes, they are likely to become more pronounced with age. It’s important to consider all of your options when it comes to dealing with bags or rings around the eyes. One of the best options for fixing the area under the eyes is dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are injections that help flesh out and enhance areas of the face that may be sunken in or loose.

One such dermal filler that can help with rings under the yes is Staten Island Restylane®. Restylane® is a safe, clear gel that is derived from a safe substance known as hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in the body. After a Restylane® injection, the area around your eyes will appear fuller and make you look more youthful. The best part is that Restylane® will last for approximately six months, at which point you can get additional treatment work done.

There are plenty of other dermal fillers to consider for this issue as well, including JUVÉDERM&™, Perlane®, and Radiesse®. During a visit with our team, we can go over each one and tell you more about them in greater detail.

If you would like to learn more about the many different non-surgical aesthetic treatments and the cosmetic surgery options that are available at our practice, we urge you to contact our offices in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island today. During a consultation, we’ll be able to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns as they come up.

How to Get a Flatter, More Toned Stomach

If you want to look your fittest and trimmest, you need to consider the various options out there for getting a firmer and flatter stomach. Not everyone is going to have the same experience trying to reduce the size of their abdominal region, but there are a few options to consider that may be helpful. The team at our Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn plastic surgery offices would like to go over some basic suggestions to get a flatter and more toned stomach.

Regular Exercise

One of the best ways to be toned is to stay fit. This means more than just doing sit-ups and crunches. Spot reduction is a myth. You need to exercise your whole body, which means some weight training, some cardio, and some other sort of exercise that helps improve your flexibility as well. Hit the free weights, take on that stair-master or elliptical runner, got for a long walk or a jog, look into swimming and bicycling, and don’t be afraid about trying yoga or just stretching at home.

A Healthy Diet

Exercise can only do part of the job. You also need to eat right and make good dietary decisions. This doesn’t mean starving yourself. Rather, it means making sure that you’re not overeating and that what you’re eating is smart and nutritious. Avoid fast food and junk food, and instead consider incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. Eat healthy proteins and complex carbohydrates, and take it easy with foods that are rich in sugar, starches, and saturated fat.


Sometimes diet and exercise will only take you so far, which is nothing to be ashamed about. There are just some pockets of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise. For these problems, liposuction is a big help. This will remove that stubborn belly fat and help you get trim and slim. Learn More About Liposuction

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Say you’ve lost a lot of weight thanks to a healthy diet and regular exercise. Great work. One thing you may notice, however, is that your belly skin may be stretched out a bit and saggy. Not to worry. This is natural given the nature of your skin and your body. To remove that excess skin and make your stomach nice and flat, it’s important to undergo a Brooklyn tummy tuck. The tummy tuck is a common surgery for many who are looking to enhance the contours of their body. Find Out If a Tummy Tuck is Right For You!

Rhinoplasty vs. Non-Surgical Nose Job

Rhinoplasty is one of the most requested facial plastic surgery procedures among men and women. Bumps or ridges on the bridge of the nose may cause many to feel self-conscious. While these issues may seem to be minor,  removing a bump or ridge on the nose can greatly enhance the appearance of the face.

However, with the large percentage of those unhappy with their nose, some may be unwilling to undergo a surgical procedure. Therefore, Dr. Vitolo offers non-surgical alternatives to the rhinoplasty procedure.

The Staten Island plastic surgeon here at the practice and the rest of our team would like to educate those wishing to change the appearance of their nose to these new options versus a surgical procedure.

A surgical nose job (also know as rhinoplasty) involves the subtle reshaping of the nose. The surgery may be performed in two ways: open rhinoplasty (which involves an incision made along the columella  (the patch of skin between the nostrils) and closed rhinoplasty (which involves incisions hidden inside of the nostrils).

Non-Surgical Nose Job

Rather than using a scalpel, non-surgical nose jobs involve the use of dermal fillers. Injections are done externally around the bridge of the nose, which fills out the contour of the nose. Bumps seem to disappear thanks to the volume that the dermal fillers add to the bridge of the nose.

There are two major issues that will determine if a non-surgical nose job or a Staten Island rhinoplasty is right for you:

Work Needed. The first issue is the extent of the work that you need performed. If you have a minor bump, then non-surgical nose reshaping will be a good option for you.If you have major nose reshaping issues or need a rhinoplasty to address a breathing issue or problem with your nasal passages (such as a deviated septum), than a surgical option is best.

Permanence. The results of a non-surgical nose job will only last a few months, at which time you can get a repeat injection treatment to maintain the results. Rhinoplasty is permanent, so there is no need for repeat treatments.

To learn more about facial plastic surgery and other methods of aesthetic enhancement that are available, be sure to contact our cosmetic surgery offices in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Manhattan.



The New Face of Plastic Surgery: Men Seeking Younger Looks

It may come as a surprise to some, but “male vanity”  is on the rise.  It appears that the new face of plastic surgery may actually be a Man!  According to board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Vitolo, liposuction and facial procedures, for men are up over 15% since last year.

“Men have recognized that maintaining a youthful and fit appearance is valuable not only to their self-esteem, but to how the world views them in a social and professional capacity.”

At his offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island, Dr. Vitolo consults with male patients on the various procedures available  to them.  Liposuction for stubborn “love handles” and fat removal from the jowl areas, endoscopic brow and mid-face lifts and even tummy tucks.

“Men have also become regular users of Botox/Dysport and fillers like Restylane to remove aging signs caused by lines and wrinkles,” says Dr. Vitolo.  In his new 6000 square feet, state-of-the-art Surgery Center he is now able to take a patient from initial consultation to surgery and recovery, all under one roof.

We invite both men and woman to come visit us at our glamorous new facility. When you want to restore your good looks, who should you call?  Dr. Vitolo of course!


Pippa Middleton Inspires a Wave of Plastic Surgery

As Pippa Middleton Inspires a Wave of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Vitolo Gets Calls for his “Natural Pippa Butt Lift!”

Ever since her sister, Duchess Catherine, wed Prince William, Pippa Middleton has become an inspiration for many U.S. women by becoming the new queen of the “booty.”  Pippa Middleton has opened the door to those woman who did not know you could have a small, shapely and perky buttocks without the large size.  Since the wedding, the Manhatten office of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Vitolo, has been getting requests for the “Pippa Butt Lift!”

Dr. Vitolo’s gentle liposuction technique and talent for enhancing the natural curves of the body has been offering woman a more trim and lifted buttocks for years.  Through liposuction, Dr. Vitolo is able to contour the area between the thighs and buttocks to achieve a lift and more flattering shape.

With the hands and skills of an artist, Dr. Vitolo will sculpt your own “Pippa Butt.”

Dr. Vitolo’s state of the art liposuction techniques are minimally invasive and leave little or no scars and will have you back to your regular routine in no time.  Contact a member of our staff at any of our locations, Manhattan, Brooklyn or Staten Island and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Vitolo.  Its your turn to be the new queen of the “booty!”




Is Jusuru “Botox in a Bottle?” Not Even Close!

If you haven’t already heard, Jusuru, is the latest in acai berry mangosteen and pomegranate nutrition drinks that promises its users the proverbial fountain of youth.  There are now hundreds of websites that tout Jusuru as “Botox in a bottle.”  

We went to New York based, board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Vitolo to sort out the facts.  “Jusuru,” he explains, ” is similar to glucosamine in the sense that both are involved in helping the body maintain healthy joints and connective tissue.  Jusuru claims to contain a large concentration of glucosamine, as well as additional elements.  While the contents of Jusuru certainly appear to be nutritious and would serve as a dietary supplement, it in no way replaces or can match up to the immediate results from Botox treatments. 

Researching Jusuru, I found that several plastic surgeons endorse the product on its website for its nutritional components for those wanting to stay healthy and active throughout their life.  Their endorsements do not extend to its use as a replacement for Botox treatments.”

When your looking for straight answers on anything  from Botox to Breast Augmentation the offices of Dr. Robert Vitolo are here to help. Schedule a consultation at any one of our convenient locations in New York, Brooklyn or Staten Island, and you will get the undivided attention of Dr. Vitolo.

Dr. Oz and Dr. Vitolo Agree: Botox at 30 Can Do Wonders!

Dr. Oz gave great anti-aging advice along the same lines as renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo, when he told viewers today  that those in their early 30’s should be pro-active by getting “Baby Botox” at least twice a year to prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place.

It is a well known fact that Botox treatment once or twice a year in your early 30’s can prevent wrinkles from forming so you don’t have to repair your skin later on.

“Baby Botox,” as it is referred to, is just a lower dose of Botox that helps maintain your natural look while preventing wrinkles at the same time.

Dr. Oz and Dr. Vitolo are in total agreement on this issue.  Dr. Vitolo, however, has a bit of an advantage, as a New York based, board certified plastic surgeon, he has a better understanding of how to make people look better, even with Botox.  His great experience in surgical procedures  can make people look 15 to 20 years younger, with results often seen right on the operating room table!

Dr. Vitolo  is adamant about starting younger to preserve your looks, thereby, delaying the need for more aggressive procedures, (surgery)  for years.   We all love Dr. Oz , but his expertise lies in heart surgery, what we need as we grow old is the expertise of a skilled surgeon with the eye of an artist.

Who should you call? Dr. Vitolo, of  course!

Marla Maples’ Mom Has “Stem-Cell Facelift?” Nothing More Than Fat Transfer!

“EXTRA TV ” reported that Marla Maples’  mom, had a “stem-cell facelift.”  Marla Maples is best known for her marriage to Donald Trump in 1993. We asked renowned board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo for his expertise on the subject.


Dr. Vitolo says, MM’s mom actually had fat transferred from her thighs and injected to her face.  While the results may be somewhat “uplifting” they are only temporary; as the fat will be naturally absorbed by the body just like any other filler over time.  This means MAINTENANCE!

Marla Maples with mother Ann Maples Photo courtesy of Black Tie

Marla Maples with mother Ann Maples Photo courtesy of Black Tie

 According to the expert in all things state-of-the art, Dr. Vitolo, states, “The only way to avoid a true  facelift, yet achieve maximum results, is with a procedure known as the “Endo-brow Mid-Face Lift.”  This  procedure leaves no “tell tale” signs around the ear or forehead and the recovery time is less than a few  days.  Results are actually seen on the operating room table.  Isn’t that amazing?

 Want to look ten-fifteen years younger? Call the expert, Dr. Robert Vitolo- he’s “up” on the latest in facial  rejuvenation!

 He can have you looking your personal best in the blink of an eye!


Thinking of Breast Enhancement? Go Scar Less!

Dr. Robert Vitolo has performed breast enhancement surgery for celebrities and the social elite. Why Dr. Vitolo? Dr. Vitolo has the expertise, eye for beauty, and brings natural looking results. However, that’s not all- Dr. Vitolo pioneered the revolutionary Scar Less breast enhancement technique. Dr. Vitolo’s premier skill allows for no visible scars and a quicker recovery time!

Click here to experience the exciting journey of a consultation to post-op with Dr. Vitolo

vitolo blogThe Scar Less technique is achieved by making a tiny hidden incision , causing minimal trauma to the body and leaving no visible scar on your body!

The entire procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes and most patients can return to work in one or two days!

Dr. Vitolo is one of the few board-certified plastic surgeons in the country qualified to perform this revolutionary endoscopic technique.

Dr. Vitolo can also remove and replace old silicone gel implants with the same technique without re-opening your old scars, allowing you to return to your normal activities much quicker… and nobody will know!

To find out if scar less breast enhancement is right for you contact one of Dr. Vitolo’s offices in Manhattan, Staten Island or Brooklyn for a personal consultation with Dr. Vitolo.

Dr. Robert Vitolo performs scar less breast enlargement for the residents of New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and New Jersey.


Dr. Vitolo Comments on Kate Hudson’s Breast Augmentation

We’ve all seen the side by side photos of Kate Hudson in a bikini recently, compared to last season.  There seems to be a noticeable difference in how she fills out her swimsuit this year. I asked board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Vitolo, what he thought gave Kate her new look.

It appears that Ms. Hudson has opted for breast augmentation to enlarge her  petite size.  She may have also wanted to correct the sagging that sometimes effects woman after pregnancy.   This seems to be becoming a Hollywood trend for celebrity moms.    Christina Aguilera, Nicole Richie, Britney Spears, all have had obvious adjustments to their breasts after pregnancy.   While Dr. Vitolo did not treat these celebrities, he has certainly treated his share of Hollywood starlets. As  the pioneer of the transumbilical breast augmentation, Dr. Vitolo has treated celebrities and socialites from around the globe.  His revolutionary no-visible scar  procedure – a technique that  takes less than 30 minutes- makes breast augmentation painless, virtually bloodless and with a shorter recovery than conventional breast augmentation.  Patients are up and around in a matter of days.

Dr. Vitolo is one of the Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in the country who performs this endoscopic technique, using your body’s one natural scar – your bellybutton!  He can also remove old silicone gel implants with the same technique without re-opening your old scars.  Dr. Vitolo can create more pleasing contours in almost any breast, and that creates a more attractive proportional body.

Remember, first impressions are everything. And the possibilities are endless.